Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Music Monday--The Prayer of the Children

Plead the Fifth is, apparently, an a capella group of young men from Wake Forrest University. The Prayer of the Children is a song my son did in a state choir he was in during high school.

I have been recently convicted of the importance of remaining "little children" spiritually. I think those who take faith away from others' even by such things as common and "harmless" as "humorous" cynicism are being spiritually abusive.

Our Lord said, let the little children come unto me and do not hinder them for such is the kingdom of God Mark 10: 14 and if anyone causes one of these little ones who trusts in me to lose faith, it would be better for that person to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck. (Matthew 18:6)

Harsh words, yes.  But that is the effect, although often unintended I know, of today's world which shuts out love and snickers openly at people who are foolish enough to still believe.

God gave us children (and animals, too, I think) to show us what love is and what we should continually strive for:  Innocent love and open trust, unpolluted by daily circumstance.

2 comments:

TACParent said...

Beautiful song. I bet your son's group sounded fantastic too.

Dymphna said...

It is beautiful, isn't it? Ds still remembers the bass part from the choir. :)

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